HealthWatch: The Grieving Process

MEDFORD, Ore. — One of realities of life that is the most difficult to talk about is death. But it impacts everyone at some point. Experts at the southern Oregon non-profit “Winterspring” say grief impacts everyone differently. The non-profit’s primary form of support is through peer-to-peer support groups.  According to their website, these support groups … Continue reading »

Frmr Jackson County Dem. Leader Dies

MEDFORD, Ore.– After a battle with pancreatic cancer, a former member of the Medford School District has passed away. Paulie Brading passed away on Sunday in her home. She was 66 years old. Brading was a big voice while she served on the Medford School Board from 2008 to 2013. She also served as chair … Continue reading »

Music Raises Money for Grief Counseling

  ASHLAND, Ore., — It was the toughest loss of her life which opened Cilette Swann’s heart to WinterSpring, a Rogue Valley based grief counseling organization. Cilette and her husband Roman Morykit are the creative forces behind the band Gypsy Soul. Cilette’s father Noel died suddenly 12 years ago. He was the bands biggest supporter … Continue reading »

Hunting Accident Leads to Death

[UPDATE  10-31 (10:00 a.m.)]: The victim of the fatal hunting accident that occurred yesterday is 20 year old Rachel Frerichs of Roseburg. Rachel was hunting with her father, 49 year old Don Frerichs, also of Roseburg, when she was fatally shot. The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is continuing their investigation into the incident. – – MYRTLE … Continue reading »

Crash Takes Life of Driver

UMITILLA COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing to investigate the cause of an early morning crash Wednesday that took the life of an adult male. OSP investigators determined that at about 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, a Ford F150 driven by Beau Tyree Zetzsche, 22, from Umapine, was traveling westbound on HWY 332 negotiating … Continue reading »

Maya Angelou Dies at 86

WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. –  Renowned poet, novelist and actress Maya Angelou died Wednesday morning at age 86 at her North Carolina home. Published reports show she had canceled appearances in recent days citing an unspecified illness. Born Marguerite Annie Johnson in Saint Louis, Missouri, April 4th, 1928, her poetry described “hells” she “lived through” which … Continue reading »

Death Investigation Near Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing to investigate the death of a 66-year old man whose body was found Wednesday around 8:00 a.m. in the back of a burning pickup on a dirt road. The Rocky Point Fire department and EMS, along with OSP responded to the dirt road, south of … Continue reading »

Wash. Man Crashes; Kills 7-Year-Old

HERMISTON, Ore. — A 29-year-old Washington man is in custody following Wednesday night’s fatal traffic crash in Hermiston that killed a 7-year-old girl and left her mother with critical injuries. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into what happened. According to Sergeant Seth Cooney, at about 8:30 P.M. Wednesday a 2010 Kia Soul … Continue reading »

Burglary Turns Into Death Investigation

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Behind the caution tape outside at Innovative Woodworx LLC, Oregon State Police are gathering evidence on how an attempted burglary turned into a death investigation. “It was a burglary in progress that got interrupted. At some point before officers could respond, the suspect that was inside had some sort of … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Suspicious Death

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death that was reported this morning. On Thursday at approximately 4:30 p.m. Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to do a welfare check at a residence in the Bear Creek Mobile Home Park, located on Corral Lane in Ashland. Inside the home, Deputies found … Continue reading »

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